Source shares how Manchester City regret decision over Kieran Trippier

Barclays Premier League, Manchester City Photocall 2009

Kieran Trippier has become a star with Tottenham Hotspur.

Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham FC at Wembley Stadium on August 18,...

Manchester City allowed Kieran Trippier to leave the club in 2012 – and a club source has told the Daily Mail of the club's regret over his exit.

Trippier was born in Bury and joined the Manchester City ranks in 1999, aged just nine as took his first steps towards a career which would see him become an England star.

The right back spent 13 years on the City books, but failed to even make his debut for the club, and was loaned out to Barnsley and Burnley before joining the latter permanently in 2012.


In three years with the Clarets, Trippier impressed as an attack-minded right back, and he earned a move to Tottenham in 2015 even after Burnley were relegated back to the Championship.

Trippier, 27, has kicked on again with Spurs, not only becoming Mauricio Pochettino's first-choice right back but also a regular for England, emerging from this summer's World Cup as one of the stars for the Three Lions.

Now earning £65,000-a-week at Spurs (Daily Mail), Trippier has come a long way since being let go by City – and it seems that there is some regret over that deal at the Etihad Stadium.

Barclays Premier League, Manchester City Photocall 2009

A City source has told the Daily Mail that Trippier 'got lost in the system and should never have gone', and possibly, in an ideal world, Trippier would have wanted to have made the grade with City.

Burnley and Tottenham have been the ones to benefit in recent years, and City will be hoping to make better decisions on their young talents in the coming years.

TOPSHOT - England's defender Kieran Trippier celebrates after scoring a goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium...

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